WTBU is named Station Of The Year at the 2012 CMJ College Radio Awards.

WTBU is named Station Of The Year at the 2012 CMJ College Radio Awards.

CMJ 2013 is upon us! And college radio continues to shape and influence our sphere of independent music. Which is why, as always, we’re excited to detail our for-college-radio by-college-radio programming at CMJ Music Marathon 2013! Sure, we like to have a good time, but our focus is providing edifying programming and the opportunity to experience the music industry on a professional level—learn from a multitude of professional talks and networking sessions. You should definitely hit these events this week.

College Radio Mixer

Tuesday, October 15
4:00 – 5:45 p.m.
Le Poisson Rouge – 158 Bleecker St, New York, NY
This is the seventh iteration of the College Radio Mixer, a must-attend event for all station personnel. It kicks off the week and presents the perfect opportunity to meet your station’s peers, makes connections and find panel and show buddies for the entire week. So pick up your badge and come on over! Refreshments and music courtesy of the New Zealand Music Commission. You must be affiliated with a radio station to attend.

College Radio Round Tables

Wednesday, October 16
11:00 a.m. – noon
Room 909, NYU Kimmel Center
Jump into something a little different with the College Day Round Tables: small group discussions led by respected members of the radio community. Like-minded individuals get together to share ideas, debate, brainstorm and learn about specific aspects of the music industry and community in an exciting, hands-on way. This is real-life workshopping for college radio.

College Day

Thursday, October 17
It’s the main event: an all day networking/learning session with those in the radio trenches. There will be panels, breakfast, lunch and bands performing courtesy of Sounds Australia. And even better, the whole day is being streamed by Radionomy. Listen and embed it here!

Breakfast with performances by Ball Park Music and Sheppard
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Autonomy, Authenticity And Defining Independence
10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
What does it mean to be an independent station? Whether working with your community or school, learn how to attain funding, respect and good will while retaining your station’s key mission and voice.
Moderator: Jeffrey Szczesniak – Faculty Advisor, WDWN

Music Directors’ Summit
11:30am – 12:45 p.m.
Past and present music directors get together and tell all: how to shape the sound of the station, how to represent your station to the industry at large and more. No question is too big, too small or off-limits in this always-anticipated panel.
Moderator: Canada M. Fox – Radio Promoter, Pirate! Promotions

Lunch with performances by the Preatures, Courtney Barnett, Geoffrey O’Connor, Tigertown and Gossling
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Radio Relevance: 2013
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
In an age of on-demand streams and branded events, we’ll explore how college radio remains an important cultural force both on- and off-line.
Moderator: Ken Freedman – Station Manager, WFMU

Performance by Hermitude
3:35 – 3:45 p.m.

CMJ College Radio Awards
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The 9th Annual CMJ College Radio Awards ceremony will close out College Day. The awards are a celebration of those making waves in college radio and embodying the spirit of the medium. You nominated ‘em, you vote on ‘em! Winners will receive gifts furnished by Champion, Kaotica and Qello. Awards printed and designed by Print Mafia. Check out the nominees!

Official College Day After Party presented by Medium Rotation
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Come mix and mingle with speakers, award winners, and all of college radio’s finest at the official College Day After Party! Sponsored kindly for the 6th year running by Medium Rotation, an all-around resource for the college radio community.
It’s a short walk away at Solas, 232 E 9th St #1 New York, NY 10003

More College Radio Panels

Friday, October 18

College Radio: Resume And Interview Review
11:00 a.m. – noon, Room 406
Graduating from college? Hear the success and horror stories from those in the trenches. Two hiring managers with extensive college radio experiences will discuss what makes makes a quality new hire, and how to get there. They’ll examine the resumes, interviews, references and that certain je ne sais quoi of potential employees.

Careers In Radio
12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Room 406
College radio has prepped you for the post-collegiate world. In this panel, professionals in the radio industry will discuss their career choices and the steps they’ve taken to get where they are now.